Book Club Page

Snowden Overlook has two Book Clubs. Residents attend one or both, with no commitment; come join us when you can! Upcoming books and past selections listed below.

Evening Book Club meets on the first Wednesday of each month at 7pm at the Clubhouse

Coordinator:
Christie Kuhn
skippytwin@yahoo.com 
951-415-9409


Morning Book Club meets on the 4th Thursday of each month at 10am in the Clubhouse. 

Coordinator:
Barbara Maloney
barbaramaloney@comcast.net
443-519-8897


B O O K  S E L E C T I O N S

 

E V E N I N G  B O O K  C L U B  2 0 2 3

 

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Have You Seen Luiz Velez by Catherine Ryan Hyde.
(It was read by the Daytime Book Club, but  highly recommended for the nighttime group) Two strangers find that kindness is a powerful antidote to fear.

 

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Mrs. Everything by Jennifer Weiner
Story about 2 young sisters growing up in the 1950’s. The book chronicles their lives from the 1950’s to present day.

 

[  m a r c h  ]

The Lincoln Highway by Amor Towles
Set in 1954 the story is about an 18 year after he is released from a Juvenile Work Farm and starts a fateful journey with 2 friends.

 

[  a p r i l  ]

Snow in August by Pete Hamill.
Set in 1947 it is a story about an unusual friendship between an 11 year, Irish Catholic Boy, and a lonely Rabbi

 

[  m a y  ]

Things Fall Apart by Chinua Achebe
The first book, in a trilogy, written from the African perspective about the cataclysmic encounter between the African Tribal system and European colonialism.

 

[  j u n e ]

White Ivy by Susie Yang
About a young woman’s crush on a privileged former classmate. A story of love, lies and obsession, offering stark insights into the immigration experience

 

[  j u l y  ]  (t e n t a t i v e l y)

Orphan Collector by Ellen Marie Wiseman
A historical tale, set in Philadelphia, during Spanish Flu Epidemic of 1918, readers will not be able help making comparisons this to the COVID pandemic

 


 

M O R N I N G  B O O K  C L U B  2 0 2 3

 

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Never Let Me Go by Kazuo Ishiguro
From the acclaimed, bestselling author of The Remains of the Day comes a suspenseful Gothic tour de force with an extraordinary twist.

 

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A Sunlit Weapon by Jacqueline Winspear
A series of possible attacks on British pilots leads British investigator Maisie Dobbs into a mystery involving First Lady Eleanor Roosevelt.

 

[  m a r c h  ]

The Promise by Damon Galgut
Winner of the 2021 Booker Prize about a deathbed promise that will divide a South African family.

 

[  a p r i l  ]

The Hours by Michael Cunningham  (Movie—Book Tie-In)
A story drawn inventively on the life of Virginia Woolf to tell the story of a group of contemporary characters struggling with conflicting claims of love and inheritance, hope and despair.  The film is directed by Stephen Daldry and stars Meryl Streep, Julianne Moore and Nicole Kidman.

 

[  m a y  ]

Whistling Past the Graveyard by Susan Crandall
A wise and tender coming-of-age story about a nine-year-old girl who runs away from her Mississippi home in 1963, befriends a lonely woman suffering loss and abuse, and embarks on a life-changing road trip.

 

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Horse by Geraldine Brooks
Based on the remarkable true story of the record-breaking thoroughbred Lexington, Horse is a novel of art and science, love and obsession, and our unfinished reckoning with racism.

 

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